Accountability and Performance Update – May 8-14, 2023

Progress in White House “Year of Evidence for Action” Initiative

Pew Charitable Trusts

The evidence project and its partners coordinate the Transforming Evidence Funders Network and the broader sister network, The Transforming Evidence Network. Many network participants are leading efforts that align with activities in the Year of Evidence for Action. 

Interagency Effort Targets Half of Veterans Who Never Engage with VA


There’s a lot of focus on operational metrics, but internal data shows roughly half of transitioning servicemembers never engage with VA. “We’re curious why might that be,” says one Veterans Affairs executive.

Why Preventing Fraud Is Not a Government Priority

Government Executive (Linda Miller Op-Ed)

Agency leaders need more institutional incentives to manage fraud, waste, and abuse in their programs systemically, argues one former member of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee.

Job Announcement: Chief Performance Office, State of Maryland

The successful candidate will possess the core competencies, skills, and passion to effectively advise the Governor and executive branch agencies on how best to implement performance management efforts statewide. (Deadline: May 25)

The US Social Progress Map: Tutorial (2:20 minute Video)

Social Progress Imperative

A powerful new tool provides an in-depth look at the Social Progress Index for 50 states and 500 of the largest cities across the United States. Governments, public health agencies, businesses, investors, non-profits, academics and more can use it to track progress and identify areas for improvement.

Resource of the Week:  Explore the U.S. Federal Strategic Portfolio

U.S. Office of Management and Budget

The Performance.Gov website now has a dashboard that provides the ability to explore the federal government’s 98 strategic goals, 351 strategic objectives, and 90 agency priority goals by keyword, theme, agency, and more.

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